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Mayerling (1968)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  19 December 1968 (France)
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Countess Larish (as Genevieve Page)
Andréa Parisy ...
Princess Stephanie (as Andrea Parisy)
Ivan Desny ...
Maurice Teynac ...
Moritz Szeps
Mony Dalmès ...
Baroness Vetsera (as Mony Dalmes)
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Bratfisch
Fabienne Dali ...
Mizzi Kaspar
Roger Pigaut ...
Count Karolyi
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Loschek (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Véronique Vendell ...
Lisl Stockau (as Veronique Vendell)
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related scenes | See all certifications »
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19 December 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mayerling faciasi  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Turner Classic Movies)

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(Westrex Recording System)| (UK release) (RCA Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Although she played his mother in Mayerling, Ava Gardner was only nine years older than Omar Sharif. See more »

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The Prince of Wales says that Queen Victoria is aged "85 " when she only lived till she was 81 when she died in 1901. She was aged 69 at the times of the events in this movie. See more »

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Remake of Mayerling (1936) See more »

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Better watch the 1936 version
19 December 1999 | by (Glen Ellyn, IL) – See all my reviews

Mayerling is supposed to be a story of love and passion set in the backdrop of political turmoil in the austro-hungarian empire. The problem is there is very little passion in this movie. Catherine Deneuve, which I usually love, and Omar Sharif give such wooden performances that it is hard to imagine they would die of love. Ava Gardner is about as bad and James Mason does hardly better. Only James Robertson Justice and Genevieve Page seem to believe in what they are doing.

As far as the political story, you will not know very much more of the state of the empire after seing the movie. Characters drop by Omar Sharif once a while without enlightening us very much about their problems and goals. The only redeeming values are production values which are quite good. Better watch the original French movie with Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux.


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